From Harford County Public Library:
Harford County Public Library will be hosting a “Playaway Day” on Tuesday, January 4 to demonstrate the Playaway, the audiobook and player all in one. The event will be held at the Whiteford branch from 4 – 8 pm and will feature Playaway tutorials and customer giveaways.
Playaway gives customers the portability of a digital audiobook with the grab-and-go convenience of a physical format – creating the only format that makes audiobooks accessible for everyone, regardless of age or ability. The format has proved popular among kids who can pair a Playaway with the print edition of a book to improve literacy, busy moms and business travelers who enjoy catching up with the latest bestsellers while on-the-go, and seniors, including the visually impaired, who don’t have to worry about transferring content to a player or learning a new piece of technology.
Each ultra-portable Playaway weighs only two ounces and comes pre-loaded in HD audio with an entire audiobook. Equipped with a universal jack, Playaway can be listened to through earbuds, headphones, and mobile accessories, such as car adapters.
“Playaway’s simple functionality and immediate usability separate it from other audio book formats,” said Jennifer Ralston, Materials Management Administrator at Harford County Public Library. “With Playaway, our customers can enjoy best-selling content with first-rate digital audio.”
The library carries almost 1500 titles on Playaway, including many selections for children, language learning programs, bestselling adult fiction, and classics. And because Playaway’s format is friendly for listeners of all ages, every user can enjoy the new format. Harford County Public Library’s collection includes Our Kind of Traitor by John le Carre, Brisingr by Christopher Paolini, Don’t Blink by James Patterson and The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan.
For more information about the upcoming Playaway Day at the Whiteford branch, please contact the branch at 410-368-3608 or visit hcplonline.info.
Harford County Public Library operates eleven branches located throughout Harford County, Maryland. The library serves over 210,000 registered borrowers of all ages and has an annual circulation of almost 4,700,000. Harford County Public Library is committed to connecting people with information and promoting the love of reading within the community.
Findaway World, a privately held company based in Cleveland, Ohio, is dedicated to delivering simple and immediate access to content consumers want or need. Their latest product, Playaway, is the first digital audio player of its kind, coming pre-loaded with premier content from leading publishers, authors, record labels, and artists. Learn more about the company and the product at www.playaway.com.